CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Leap Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: LPTX), a biotechnology company focused on developing targeted and immuno-oncology therapeutics, today announced that, due to public health and safety concerns related to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus ("COVID-19"), and to support the health and well-being of its stockholders, employees and others, the Company is changing its 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the "Annual Meeting") to a virtual-only format. The virtual Annual Meeting is expected to provide stockholders with the same rights and opportunities to participate as they would have had at an in-person meeting. Stockholders can submit questions related to the matters to be voted on at the virtual Annual Meeting by using the instructions on the virtual meeting website listed below.
In order to accommodate a virtual-only meeting format, the Annual Meeting will now be held at 4:00 p.m., eastern time, on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Online access to the Annual Meeting will begin at 3:45 p.m., eastern time. Stockholders will not be able to attend the Annual Meeting in person.
Attending the Virtual Meeting as a Stockholder of Record
The Company's stockholders of record as of April 24, 2020 (the "Record Date") can attend the Annual Meeting by accessing https://www.cstproxy.com/leaptx/2020 and entering the control number on the proxy card previously received. Instructions on how to access the Annual Meeting and participate via the Internet, including how to demonstrate proof of stock ownership, and voting instructions, can be found at https://www.cstproxy.com/leaptx/2020.
Attending the Virtual Meeting as a Beneficial Owner
Beneficial stockholders as of the Record Date (i.e. shares held in "street name" through an intermediary, such as a bank or broker) who want to be able to attend the Annual Meeting can attend using the control number found on the notice and instructions received from their broker or other nominee.
Attending the Virtual Meeting as a Guest
Guests may participate in a listen-only mode. No control number is required.
Stockholders who do not have their control number will be able to access the virtual Annual Meeting as guests but will not be able to vote their shares or submit questions during the Annual Meeting.
Stockholders of record and beneficial owners will be able to vote their shares electronically during the virtual Annual Meeting by using the control number. Instructions on how to vote while participating in the Annual Meeting live via the Internet are posted at https://www.cstproxy.com/leaptx/2020.
Whether or not stockholders plan to virtually attend the Annual Meeting, the Company urges them to vote by one of the methods described in the proxy materials for the Annual Meeting.
The proxy materials that were distributed along with the definitive proxy statement will not be updated to reflect the virtual-only format of the Annual Meeting.
List of Stockholders
A list of stockholders entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting and instructions for accessing the stockholder list will also be available during the Annual Meeting at https://www.cstproxy.com/leaptx/2020.
About Leap Therapeutics
Leap Therapeutics (Nasdaq:LPTX) is focused on developing targeted and immuno-oncology therapeutics. Leap's most advanced clinical candidate, DKN-01, is a humanized monoclonal antibody targeting the Dickkopf-1 (DKK1) protein, a Wnt pathway modulator. DKN-01 is in clinical trials in patients with esophagogastric, hepatobiliary, gynecologic, and prostate cancers. Leap has formed a partnership with BeiGene, Ltd. for the rights to develop DKN-01 in Asia (excluding Japan), Australia, and New Zealand. For more information about Leap Therapeutics, visit http://www.leaptx.com or view our public filings with the SEC that are available via EDGAR at http://www.sec.gov or via https://investors.leaptx.com/.
Douglas E. Onsi
President & Chief Executive Officer
Leap Therapeutics, Inc.
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